Music's meaty contributions to the culinary world include the multipurpose chicken drumstick, the knee slapping, salted rhythms of the ham bone, and the gloriously coifed succulence of the well-basted Meatloaf. Get front-row seats to delicious eats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fare and drinks at Bottom Lounge Restaurant.
Fueling hankering locals, toiling West Loopers, and ticket-hoarding concert-goers alike, the tuneful kitchen at Bottom Lounge cranks its delicious amps up to 11 with a set-list of comfort food's greatest hits. Meat-maws, vegans, and vegetarians can dote on a versatile menu of small plates, sandwiches, mains, and more, while serious tipplers can get their piratey fix at the upstairs Volcano Room & Rum Bar.
Customize a Bottom Lounge burger with smoked gouda and a fried egg, and sate its innate desire for companionship with potato salad, onion rings, vegetables, fries, baked beans, or tater tots ($9.50). Stage dive into a tender, breaded-pork schnitzelwich ($9), ride the frets of a falafel sandwich ($7.25), or get down with high-decibel duck tacos loaded with tender confit, cranberry salsa, and goat cheese ($13). The beer menu proffers dozens of bottled and canned brews ($4 to $13) with fine selections culled from local brewers and delirious monks.
Separated from the music venue to avoid a tinnitus aftertaste, the high-ceilinged dining space has a dynamic energy that relaxes and reverberates Wednesday through Sunday night. The table-barges are fit for friendly gatherings or preshow prebeering, while the lofty upstairs Volcano Room Rum Bar & Rooftop Deck offers up a backstage ambience, where deep cuts of mint-condition rare rums fill the guffs of booze completists, and complement the smaller menu of sandwiches ($7.25 to $9.50) and apps ($2.50 to $6).